There is a magnificent old town in Central Vietnam offering some fascinating things to do in Hue, Vietnam. First of all, you can find around the old capital of Vietnam astonishing Imperial City, lots of old tombs, and even an abandoned water park. Furthermore, the train ride between Hue and Da Nang is one thing you should most definitely experience.

Hue is located only a couple of hours away from Da Nang International Airport so you can reach the home of the last Kings in Vietnam easily. In addition, many travelers include a visit in Hue between the road trip from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Let’s see what are The Most Important Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam.

Royal Tombs snap from far away

1. Several Astonishing Tombs

Since Hue is the home of the last Kings in Vietnam, you can find some significant tombs there. Especially Tomb of Minh Mang and Royal Tombs are very popular amongst the travelers. Even though it is an unbelievable affordable to live in Central Vietnam area, the tombs in Hue make an exception for that. For example, it cost 200 000 Vietnamese dongs to visit at the Tomb of Minh Mang. Ok, it is only $10 per person and with that money, they will repair and enhance the tomb. But with that amount two people can fairly easily live a one day in Vietnam. If you don’t have problems with your travel budget, you have to go and see the tombs in Hue.

Furthermore, other stunning tombs to visit in Hue are Tomb of Tu Duc and Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh.

2. Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Moreover, in the middle of Hue city center is located a huge imperial city. The area is just enormous and is edged around entirely with high brick walls. You can discover many beautiful and valuable matters inside those walls. Remember to check at least Hue Royal Palace and Thanh Toan Bridge.

Main Gate of Hue Imperial City

Hue Imperial City is a must-see attractive while being in the old capital of Vietnam.

Abandoned Water Park

Children side on Hue Abandoned Water Park

You cannot necessarily find this location from Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam – section of various travel websites such as TripAdvisor. We actually read first time about this old, abandoned water park from some newspaper back in Finland. After reading the article, it was obvious that we needed to visit the place. And so should you!

Even though there aren’t much to do in the water park area, you can see how quickly environment changes after people stop taking care of it. In addition, it is quite a scary but at the same time so fascinating to drive with the scooter inside the park. Once in a while, you have to stop the bike and walk closer the old water slides and other interesting devices.

There are also rumors waving online that someone would have seen crocodiles around the water park area…

The abandoned water park is located approximately 15 kilometers Southwest of Hue.

Train journey between Hue and Da Nang

One last but important mention of things to do in Hue, Vietnam is to take a train from Hue to Da Nang or vice versa during the daylight time. It’s been said to be one of the most beautiful train journeys in the whole world. After doing the train trip, we can most certainly acknowledge that statement.

Pictures and videos cannot tell you everything, you ought to experience it for yourself!

On our way from Hue to Da Nang with train

Conclusion of The Most Important Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam

In this blog post, we shared with you things to do in Hue, Vietnam. The must-do matters are tombs, Imperial City, and abandoned water park. If you’re doing the road trip from Hanoi to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) or visiting in the third biggest city in Vietnam, Da Nang, you should include in your schedule a couple of days visit in Hue, the old capital of Vietnam.

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